Kings Place

Kings Place

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Kings Place
Indoor Narrow Pixel Pitch LED and Digital Signage network

“Eclipse Digital were fantastic at their delivery and the system has proven to be robust and exactly what we wanted. We’d recommend their services to anyone! ”
Chris Phillips, ICT Director, Kings Place

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CLIENT BACKGROUND

Kings Place is an independently-funded arts and conference venue in the heart of Kings Cross. Their programme is as diverse, engaging and innovative as the city it’s based in. Kings Place provide a diverse offering of music, spoken word, festivals, comedy and visual art.

UNDERSTANDING THEIR NEEDS

Eclipse Digital Media began working with Kings Place in 2014, where the initial requirement was to migrate from an existing digital signage platform to a new, technically strong and feature rich platform. Over a period of ongoing consultation consisting of various on site meetings, product demonstrations and phone calls, Kings Place were able to identify their digital signage requirements clearly and outline exactly what was most important to them in terms of the new system and display solutions.

Kings Place required an on-premise signage solution with the ability to support live network broadcast streams from events. They also wanted a ‘big impact’ signage solution for their reception space to replace the manual wooden boards.

“Eclipse Digital presented expert knowledge with the ONELAN solution and understood our requirements and objectives perfectly”

Chris Phillips, ICT Director, Kings Place

INSTALL

Digital Signage System

After a consultation period and various product demonstrations and evaluations, Eclipse Digital Media helped Kings Place to settle on using a ONELAN digital signage system.

This system includes an on-premise Content Management Server (CMS) along with a number of Subscriber NTBs some of which include stream-in licenses to decode and display UDP streams broadcast on the Kings Place network.

The subscribers are connected to various displays around the building utilising the existing screen hardware available.

Reception LED Wall

Initially Kings Place specified a video wall requirement for the Reception area to deliver their ‘big impact’. With the dimensions available and desire for making a maximum impact to visitors, Eclipse Digital spent time proposing a variety of video wall solutions along side an LED Narrow Pixel Pitch Video Wall.

To help convince Kings Place LED was the right product for them, Eclipse Digital worked with PSCo to arrange an on site demonstration day where a 3.2mm and 2.4mm pixel pitch Absen LED panels were set up and Kings Place staff were invited to view and examine in detail. After this demo day, Kings Place agreed LED was exactly the right product and opted for the 2.4mm pixel pitch LED panels.

The solution installed was 30 Absen N2 panels covering 2.8m x 1.73m and offering a resolution of 1200 x720. This was installed with a bespoke mount and side framework, along with a light sensor to automatically modulate the brightness of the LED.

Eclipse Digital Media installed all the controllers, remote management computer, digital signage player and light sensor kit within a wall mounted data cabinet in an alcove area behind reception. Eclipse Digital Media also manufactured and installed the alcove door system with integrated light sensor.

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RESULTS

“When we opened doors in 2008, the original design team had implemented a digital signage platform already. Although at the time, this system proved to be okay, technology in this area of the market was growing rapidly and it became obvious that the Windows based system was soon becoming outdated and unable to support modern video codec standards. As part of our review into potential replacement platforms, we spend time at conferences such as ISE in Amsterdam to compare the market in which more modern Linux based systems were becoming more common.

We first met Eclipse Digital Media when one of our companies, Green and Fortune were looking for a retail screen for their new events space for their new head office within the venue. Through our experience working with Eclipse, along with our growing relationship with Chris Wood at ONELAN, we opened discussions about the possibility to migrate our signage system to ONELAN in phases. Eclipse Digital presented expert knowledge with the ONELAN solution and understood our requirements and objectives perfectly, as such we soon progressed with a partial introduction as a proof of concept. This proved very quickly to be the right solution and we decided to replace the whole of C-Nario with ONELAN and never looked back.

In the middle of 2017, the Executive Chair of Kings Place Music Foundation, Managing Director and I discussed options to digitise the area behind the welcome desk as part of a venue wide digital upgrade. We outlined our ambitions with Eclipse Digital (as well as some other AV companies) and they came forward with a number of very well considered ideas, including the possibility of building a dedicated LED wall. Because there were uncertainties of this technology, Eclipse Digital arranged with their distributor to bring in two different versions of the Absen LED panels, one with a better pixel pitch, so that we could test the technology against our own content whilst pointing venue lighting on them to test against ambient lighting. This proved to absolutely be the right solution for us and everyone involved bought into the solution. Once this decision was made, Eclipse Digital were fantastic at their delivery and the system has proven to be robust and exactly what we wanted. We’d recommend their services to anyone!”

Chris Phillips, Director of ICT, Kings Place

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apetito

apetito

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apetito
Customer Visitor Centre

“Our customer centre was focused around bringing to life the apetito experience and our brand values, taking customers on a journey from farm to fork… the use of technology as an enabler has taken our customer visits to the next level, receiving amazing feedback from customers”
Dan Southall – Digital Manager, apetito

Displays

Key Areas

Digital Signage CMS

CLIENT BACKGROUND

apetito are the leading food producer for the health and social care sector. Based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, apetito produces great-tasting, nutritious meals for care homes, hospitals and community services across the UK and in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Canada.

apetito are also the parent company of Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK’s premier home-delivery service for ready-made meals.

UNDERSTANDING THEIR NEEDS

apetito approached Eclipse Digital Media with a view to explore and implement digital technologies to enhance the visitor experience for their customers. Eclipse Digital met with apetito on several occasions to explore their ideas, present new concepts and architect the solutions required to meet their needs.

“Our customer centre was focused around bringing to life the apetito experience and our brand values, taking customers on a journey from farm to fork. The digital signage throughout the visitor centre was commissioned to help increase Engagement with key messages at key points in the centre”
Dan Southall – Digital Manager, apetito

“The team took time to understand our goals, providing direction to ensure technology was used as an enabler”

Dan Southall
Digital Manager, apetito

INSTALL

The Solution

Working with apetito from start to finish on the digital transformation, Eclipse Digital delivered a complete digital experience using a variety of technology.

apetito wanted key areas of their visitor centre to offer different customer experiences and therefore required different technologies to be combined. The key areas were: reception, customer waiting area, farmers market, boardroom, kitchen and dining room.

What was provided was the full solution including consultation, hardware, software, installation, content, support and maintenance.

Reception & Waiting Area - iPads and SoC Displays

As the saying goes, first impressions count. This critical area needed to provide a first impression of a forward thinking brand while achieving practical purpose. Behind the main reception desk sits a Samsung Tizen SoC display which runs latest news, time , date, weather content along side any special welcome messages for guests.

Once the guests are signed in and waiting for their host, there is a waiting area with free drinks and snacks. There is a table with four iPads which has buttons to activate various websites all restricted to specific domains using the Whitelist Browser plugin for embed signage. Also in this area sits another Samsung Tizen SoC display which alongside the latest news, time, date and weather there is an area where a Freeview TV feed is displayed. This is done using the Source Input widget for embed signage.

Farmers Market - Place & Learn with 55" Touch

apetito wanted to give customers a real hands on experience and opted for a 55″ ViewSonic touch screen which runs content where customers can browse apetito’s supplier chain.

Making this area even more hands on and immersive is the use of RFID Place and Learn technology. Using an Intel NUC PC, RFID sensors and tags and the embed signage RS232 plugin, various produce can be picked up from the shelving or crates and placed on the shelf below the touch screen to activate content related to the produce.

Kitchen - Product API JSON Feed with 55" Touch

The 55″ Viewsonic touch screen with Windows OPS slot in PC runs content that is pulled directly from apetito’s Product API via JSON. Using the Dynamic Data plugin for embed signage, apetito’s produce api JSON feed has been configured to allow any field of data to be used within the embed signage layout builder. From here, Eclipse Digital Media built the touch screen content where users can browse the products apetito offer via categories. apetito also have the ability to specify which products are shown / excluded by entering the relevant product codes to appear for the relevant categories. There is also an section which shows ‘Today’s Menu’ which also links through to the products nutritional information pulled from the same feed.

Boardroom - 86" Touch

In the visitor centre boardroom, installed at the head of the room is an 86″ Viewsonic touch screen with slot in PC on a BTECH pop out bracket. This touchscreen is the perfect technology for apetito who regularly use the built in white board features when holding meetings with clients. The screen also has Barco Clickshare attached to allow users to wirelessly present from their device to the display.

Dining Room - Video Walls

Providing the wow-factor in the dining room are two video walls configured in 3×3 and 4×3. These video walls saturate the room with apetito’s vibrant content which is used to create a ‘real-world’ effect for the visitors. By changing the content to match various environments and the type of customer, visitors are forgiven for thinking they are dining on the busy sun-soaked streets of Barcelona rather than apetito’s Trowbridge HQ.

The video walls are also multi purpose, being used for presentations which are wirelessly presented from devices using Clickshare.

The video walls make use of Philips 55″ commercial 3.5mm bezel to bezel panels, iBase commercial media players and BTECH pop-out brackets giving a beautiful and practical video wall solution.

iPad Control

Using the device interactions plugin for embed signage, apetito have created a touch layout which is used to activate various content on any screen within the visitor centre. The apetito host uses the ‘Host App’ layout on an iPad Pro to trigger the content to match. The host app layout and commands sent to devices to change content is all managed and updated using embed signage.

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Audio

In some of the key areas, audio was an essential part of the overall experience to fully immerse the customers. Using JBL pendant speakers or ceiling mounted speakers and apart rack mounted amplifiers, various inputs are taken in from the video walls, farmers market screen, customer waiting area and boardroom and resonated through to the applicable areas.

Software

apetito use embed signage to run content across the entire visitor centre. The software allows apetito to combine various technology, operating systems and platforms to deliver a unified customer experience. Using the standard features allows apetito to build touch content and playlist of multiple media types including widgets very easily. Then by using embed signage’s suite of plugins they can perform specific task such as the secure browser iPads, RFID / RS232 place and learn, JSON Product API feed touch layout and iPad host app to trigger content on any screen.

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“the use of technology as an enabler has taken our customer visits to the next level… receiving amazing feedback from customers”

Dan Southall
Digital Manager, apetito

RESULTS

“Our customer centre was focused around bringing to life the apetito experience and our brand values, taking customers on a journey from farm to fork. The digital signage throughout the visitor centre was commissioned to help increase engagement with key messages at key points in the centre, plus the video wall installation was to allow full branding of the dining room… allowing for a cost effective, efficient way of changing the look and feel of the dining space at the touch of a button”

“the use of technology as an enabler has taken our customer visits to the next level… receiving amazing feedback from customers. The video walls have a wow-factor that really brings to life our different dining experiences from bistro to fine dining, whilst the farmers market place and learn screen and shelf allows for customers to literally place our fresh produce onto the shelf to learn more about the provenance of our food… highlighting the quality ingredients that go into our great food.”

“Working with Eclipse Digital Media on our Visitor Centre at apetito has been a pleasure. The team took time to understand our goals, providing direction to ensure technology was used as an enabler to immerse customers in the apetito experience rather than technology for the sake of technology. From creating custom hardware and software setups through to excellent customer support, EDM has been a great partner, helping bring to life our apetito values through first-class technology and platforms.”

Dan Southall – Digital Manager, apetito

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Flyt (formerly Flypay)

Flyt (formerly Flypay)

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Flyt (formerly Flypay)
Video Wall

Displays

Video Wall

Perfect Solution

CLIENT

Flyt allows restaurant customers to check, split and pay their bill, all from the palm of their hand, transforming the restaurant experience. The exciting start-up quickly gained notoriety with customers such as Nando’s, Wahaca, Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Just Eat and has raised over $13m since 2013.

UNDERSTANDING THEIR NEEDS

Flyt wanted to create an impactive in their new office. A video wall spanning a central location within their office was identified as the suitable option. The video wall was to be used to showcase the company to clients / prospects, provide internal communications and live data feeds.

“Very happy with the service and installation provided by Eclipse Digital”

Chris Evans, COO/CTO, Flyt

INSTALL

The Solution

Eclipse Digital Media constructed a video wall solution to match Flyt’s 21st century office. The solution installed consisted of six 42″ Samsung commercial grade video wall displays mounted on BTech’s System X for perfect alignment. This was paired with the cloud based digital signage software, embed signage for the digital signage plus connection slots for a variety of source inputs (laptop presentations, live data feeds etc).

Configuration

Eclipse Digital Media used embed signage, cloud based digital signage software for this project. Allowing live data and updates to be made anywhere with an internet connection. The video wall is also configured to allow simple source selection to change from digital signage to other connected devices for presentations, live tv feeds and more.

Impact

The video wall solution installed has made a significant impact. Clients and staff are drawn in by high quality imagery and up-to-date information being displayed in such a prominent location with the beautiful office space.

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RESULTS

“Very happy with the service and installation provided by Eclipse, they have provided a great solution to our requirements.”

The primary goal, was to show off stats to our clients coming into the office and to use the screen for presentations and meetups, and we have done both.”

Chris Evans, COO/CTO, Flyt

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Nutricia – Advanced Medical Nutrition

Nutricia – Advanced Medical Nutrition

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Nutricia
Internal Corporate Comms

Content Management System

SSSP Displays

Bespoke content package

CLIENT

Nutricia specialises in the delivery of advanced medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick. As well as being the largest specialist nutrition company in Europe, Nutricia is the market leader in the UK.

ASSESS

Nutricias’ objective was to transform how they conduct internal communications and deliver messaging throughout their UK headquarters. They needed a method of communication that cannot be missed or end up in a junk folder. Digital Signage by Eclipse Digital Media and embed signage was deemed the logical fit.

PROJECT

Hardware

Eclipse Digital supplied a digital signage network consisting of twenty Samsung Smart Signage Platform displays in a variety of sizes (12 x 48″, 1 x 40″ and 7 x 32″), paired with the cloud based digital signage software embed signage for the use of internal communications.

Software

embed signage was selected to deliver the content to the displays. Offering an easy-to-update system, internal messaging can be deployed to all displays with a few clicks.

Content

Eclipse Digital Media provided a full service content package include design, build and setup of the Digital Signage content. Allowing for future content to be easily updated by Danone Nutricia themselves with a clean, professional and purposeful design.

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RESULTS

Unmissable Communication Tool
Easy-to-update Digital Signage Software
Future-proof Set Up

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Siemens

Siemens

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Media Players

Locations

Central System

CLIENT

Siemens, the leading global engineering and technology services company, has been active in the United Kingdom for over 170 years.
Siemens provide innovative solutions to help tackle the UK’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 13 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices.

ASSESS

Siemens required an internal communications tool to enable its marketing and corporate communications team to efficiently and effectively deliver messages to the right areas of their business at the right time. They wanted central and local control with the ability to use live TV and display data at various locations.

INSTALL

Hardware

Working with Siemens for a number of years, Eclipse Digital Media have consulted with the Siemens HQ comms team on an ongoing basis to scope out nationwide digital signage network that could be segmented and targetted as required.

The Digital Signage solution provided was a ONELAN CMS hosted centrally with a nationwide network of subscribers. At various locations, HD encoders have been installed to stream Live TV across site locations.

Multiple Locations

The centralised ONELAN solution has currently been installed in 21 UK office locations including Manchester, Leeds, Hull, Congleton, Newcastle, Poole and the UK Head Office based in Frimley. This continues to grow in the UK.

Targeted Messaging

A content strategy has been developed by Eclipse Digital with Siemens to put every display in the network to use in the most effective and appropriate way. This includes, various layout templates which have a combination of external and internal news alongside dynamic information and site specific access to update content. Some sites have also chosen to use 55″ interactive touch screens to deliver a wide range of information to their employees.

Eclipse Digital Media have developed bespoke KPI data graphs using ONELAN’s Data Collection Engine software allowing Siemens offices to display real time KPI data from internal systems to display critical information for employees and their key business objectives.

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“Eclipse Digital provided excellent customer service; they worked with us from the start to fully understand our needs and were committed to making our Digital Signage project a success”

Andrew Cowey, Strategy Manager, Siemens Industry

RESULTS

+ Eye-Catching Communication Tool
+ Central, Site and Screen Specific Control
+ Approximately 8,000 Employees Reached

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